Jeff Bonwick: New Sun Microsystems CTO for Storage

Posted on August 28, 2006

Things are changing at Sun and the future is looking bright as Sun starts to put its engineering muscle behind storage, an area of the business that was more about partnerships and rebadging than engineering brainpower. That’s changing though, largely because of ZFS and that only makes it more interesting to see what I ran across today… Jeff Bonwick, Sun distinguished engineer and chief architect of ZFS, is speaking at 2006 Storage Developers Conference… look at his title:

Jeff Bonwick, CTO for Storage, Sun Microsystems.

In a word… w00t! This clearly signals that Sun’s finally going to get serious about storage… not just selling it, but innovating in the field. Good things to come! Congratulations to Jeff Bonwick and family!